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Artist Anonymous, Italian School, Pompeiian.
Title Frieze: Initiation of a Woman into the Dionysian Mysteries (Part IV: North Wall).
Date 1st Century B.C. to 1st Century A.D.
Found In Frieze: Initiation of a Woman into the Dionysian Mysteries (Parts I-V).
Description Graphic reproduction(s) with documentation of a fresco.
Dimensions/Medium fresco (encaustic).


Location Call Number Vol./Copy Status Information
 Frick Photoarchive Items  Pompeiian School 712 P77 V71b Part IV    NON-REQUESTABLE
Series Frieze: Initiation of a Woman into the Dionysian Mysteries.
Provenance (a) Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii, Italy, former triclinio, dinning room.
Current repository Villa dei Misteri, Pompeii, Italy, public.
Attribution history (b) Italian School, Pompeiian - 1st cent. B.C. to 1st cent. A.D. by Touring Club Italia, 1927. Most of the frescoes are of this period.
Subject (a) Frieze forming a continuous composition. Contains twenty-nine almost life-size figures, painted in bright colours. The background was probably painted in after the figures.
Images Photograph, Anderson, Rome 26383 Purchase, Anderson, Rome.
Photograph, Anderson, Rome 26384 Purchase, Anderson, Rome.
Photograph, Anderson, Rome 26557 Purchase, Anderson, Rome.
Photograph, Anderson, Rome 26558 Purchase, Anderson, Rome.
Publication, Italia 16 (May 1938): 26 (detail, satyrs, with one holding a mask over head of bearded satry).
Digital image, 10632m.tif photograph, March 6, 1999.
Digital image, 10632n.tif photograph, March 6, 1999.
Digital image, 10632o.tif photograph, March 6, 1999.
Digital image, 10632p.tif photograph, March 6, 1999.
Digital image, 10632q.tif photograph, March 6, 1999.
Sources (a) Touring Club Italia, Italia Meridionale, vol.II, 1927, pp.448-450.
(b) Touring Club Italia, Italia Meridionale, 1927, pp.217-218.
(c) Rusconi, Italia Artistica, Pompeii, 1929, pp.132-148, no.96.
LC subject Anonymous, Italian School, Pompeiian.
Art, Italian.
Other subject Frescoes and / or murals.
LC subject Villa dei Misteri.
Form Italian School.
Frescoes (paintings)
Reproductions.
Paintings (visual works)
Related corporate bodies Frick Art Reference Library.
Frick artist name form Pompeiian School.

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